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Rebuilt: My Journey Back to the Hearing World
Michael Chorost became a cyborg on October 1, 2001, the day his new ear was booted up. Born hard of hearing in 1964, he went completely deaf in his thirties. Rather than live in silence, he chose to have a computer surgically embedded in his skull to artificially restore his hearing.
This is the story of Chorost s journey -- from deafness to hearing, from human to cyborg -
One thing a reader will learn from this is how the debate about Deaf (signing) Culture is changing, now that cochlear implants are becomi ...more
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Nerd Alert warning: The author discusses the work of Frank Herbert in this book. Other Nerd Alert artifacts noticed: Philip Glass, Lord of the Rings, programming languages, David Hume, and ...more
Technology has allowed us to actually take outside sound and change it into input that can directly stimulate the auditory nerves. This is one person's experience with dealing with having this strange computer be a part of them and their experience of the world.
One of the most powerful images he conjures up is when he plugs the implant into a walkman... a ...more
I look forward to reading his subsequent works.
Just picked it off of a library-used sale shelf while on vacation for a dollar because I ran out of books, so it was hit or miss, but it definitely turned out hit.